Monday, February 5, 2007

Mailboxes, Marks and Meals

I just realized that I promised my Eggplant Parmesan recipe last week and never gave it! I'll post it right now. This is my most favorite meal EVER! My 6 yo loves it - has since he could eat food. The other two....well, they won't try it, but they don't really like stuff using pasta sauce so maybe when they are older.

Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Spaghetti sauce

2 eggs
2 T water
¼ c flour
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Wash and peel eggplant. Cut into ½ inch slices. Mix middle ingredients together to form a runny pancake batter. Dip eggplant into batter, then cook in hot oil. (4 to 6 minutes)
In large baking dish, pour thin layer of sauce. Place eggplant on sauce, sprinkle with sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers until all eggplant is used.
Bake in oven at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes. (I usually double or triple the recipe - and it is just as good warmed up for leftovers, and I hate leftovers!)

So I know I have talked about how much I hate to have blood drawn. Well, I finally went last Wednesday for my follow-up bloodwork that the rhuematologist wanted. It was awful. I went to a cruddy lab - only to find out there was a nicer one closer to my house. I had to wait an hour. Then they tried to tell me they needed spinal fluid - um no, I've already had this test once and it NOT spinal! I think I'd remember that! Finally get it done and it HURT! I mean really hurt! This is a picture of the nasty bruise I got. Kinda hard to take a picture of your own arm, but I tried. I took this pic today and the bruise is 5 days old. I am such a baby.

And last but not least, another mailbox! I did this one with more basic grey blush papers, but I used those Li'l Davis chipboard letters to monogram it for one of the teachers. Alex and Andy wanted thiers done this way. Okie Dokie, that's fine with me! I think it turned out cute! Now I just need to finish the rest of them!

Don't forget, the 100th Color Challenge for Splitcoast is TOMORROW!!!


Anonymous said...

ACK! That bruise is looks painful!!!! I've made your is yummy!!!!

Kristine said...

oh, wow! I'm soo sorry about your arm...OUCH! Hope you get lots of sympathy on that one, lol!! AND oh, my goodness...that mailbox is SO ADORABLE!! And your new watermark is sooo fab too!! I especially like that paper on the box!

Lisa C. said...

OMG, that bruise looks HORRIBLE, can you make a complaint against them or something??

bethtrue said...

ouch - i hate getting blood drawn. :-( you have my sympathy. gorgeous mailbox though; it looks so great!! thanks for sharing!!

Tracie said...

That looks bad - and, from recent experience, probably hurts a whole lot. I bruise easily and get that type of result each time they try to take blood from anywhere but the tops of my hands.